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About the author:
Kathleen K. has created a diverse library of Private Publications now available through KathleenKBooks.com. Her eclectic collection features narrative fiction centered on family life in The Lent Hand (Adventures in Beach Town Towing), literate erotica (Dark Prince, Heed Thy Queen) and the counterculture fictional memoir of Stoner with a boner (It's a Long Story).
Transplanted to the Pacific Northwest from the Great Lakes basin, Kathleen K is a product of the small press/poetry culture with a background in alternative publishing. Her vivid use of language captures characters while life itself provides the twists and turns.
This non-fiction book Sweet Talkers (Words from the Mouth of a Pay-to-Say Girl) is the true chronicle of a phone-sex business, now considered a cult classic. The book went out of print but never out of style. Intended for adults only, Sweet Talkers has survived on-line as an erotic collectible.
Sweet Talkers is being re-released in print and eBook formats to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the business that inspired it.
The rest of her work is make-believe. She makes you believe she's a tow truck driver who falls in love with a shattered family. She makes you believe she's a grocer with an after-hours fondness for pot and sex. She makes you believe she's an accountant hijacked in her car after work and ordered to Drive North.
Kathleen K. drops readers into situations as diverse as the world of Honey B., Sexual Consultant, and of Baby Girl Battersea, fatherless heir to a family fortune in the clutches of her selfish uncle. These books are not linked by theme or genre, this is a rich collection of all-age and adults-only offerings comprising decades of production.
Sharp dialog, elegant prose and a sassy attitude give the audience credit for reading between the lines. Consistently praised for her ability to capture tone and emotion, Kathleen K. is a strong voice in contemporary fiction.
Becoming available for the first time in print and e-book format, these Private Publications are varied in topic but easily identifiable as Words Arranged by Kathleen K.
Words from the Mouth of a Pay-to-Say Girl
Nonfiction. Sexotic. Cult favorite. Collectible erotica. Curiosa. SWEET TALKERS (Words from the Mouth of a Pay-to-Say Girl) chronicles a phone-sex business in the late 1980's.
REVIEW: This is definitely one of those rarefied sex-books that somehow blurs the line between fiction and fact and creates its own small genre.
Forthright and frank, deliciously explicit, this is a compendium of re-created encounters, operating training tips, call diary, Top Ten Fantasies, and the business details of keeping a fantasy phone line LIVE every day and night for a year.
Sweet Talkers is a bedside reader for the adult mind. Not suitable for some. Appreciated by others.
Kathleen K. has captured the details as both manager and operator; her vivid vocabulary and cheeky attitude are voiced by sweet-talking alter ego Jamie. This is a make-believe world, you are who you say you are, you've done what you claim. It was a dollar a minute back when gas cost 90 cents a gallon. This was by the minute, man; for a dollar or two or ten, the caller could talk about, listen to, or live out a fantasy.
Hint: The tele-erotic business isn't about having sex, it's about wishing and hoping and remembering out loud with a chorus.
Men called in predictable patterns: before and during and after work, before and during and after sex, before and during and after a shower, before and during and after a date or a guys night out or a family gathering. The adult nature of the business gave it a wink-wink naughtiness but rarely spoken was the fact it existed to enhance self-stimulation, it was about getting off talking about getting it on. The theme is frankly handled on the line, that's the refreshing undertone in the book. Sweet Talkers is a cheerful and generous acknowledgment that men take this daily salute seriously and imbue it with style.
Keeping it sweet was a business decision that resulted in a safe playground for the operators, they were not going to meet callers, didn't work on commission or cross-sell x-rated movies starring (they said) them. They just had to talk and listen for a few hours at a time, monitoring a party-line of five potential callers but usually talking to one while one or two others eavesdropped, joined in or interfered.
This Third Edition celebrates the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the business that inspired it.
KathleenK.xxx for the rowdier reader.
- Publication Date:
- 1469901641 / 9781469901640
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Erotica / General